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T_Bro posted 06-05-2002 05:18 PM ET (US)   Profile for T_Bro   Send Email to T_Bro  
Just got my Whaler delivered to Martha's Vineyard and am getting excited to use it 1st week of July. I need to remove some old lettering. I have heard that an ASTRO will work wonders....

My question is how wide is the port side of the transom where I intend to affix the name. Effectively, I need someone with a 1980's era 13'to measure for me the area from the port corner to the towing eye about 1/3 of the way to the right.

Additionally, the boat has bottom paint on it and I am curious if someone can estimate from the attached photos how tall the name and home port can be. It appears the bottom paint comes up 3" above the chine.

I really appreciate the assistance, living in Denver and having the boat on MV. Thanks in advance.


West Chop, MA

Samars posted 06-05-2002 06:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     
Not much room for a name on 13's...I put mine "RALA" on both port and starboard sides.
I think it looks good and gave me more options...saw it here early on...
Chris J posted 06-06-2002 11:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chris J  Send Email to Chris J     
Whalers very often have the name on the sides, because there is so little room on the transom. You might be OK with transom lettering if your boat is called something like "Bo."

Try fitting "Severance" in 24 inches or so... didn't work for me.

GRMPer posted 06-06-2002 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for GRMPer  Send Email to GRMPer     
"Blinky" fits on mine.....3" tall (probably a bit big, might have it recut to be 2.5")

I also removed the fruity "130 Sport" off of the console and put a graphic there of the 3-eyed fish from the Simpsons that I had my graphics guy do.


Maddog posted 06-06-2002 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Maddog  Send Email to Maddog     
I just did my 1980 13ft this week and put the lettering (Madd-Ness)on the starboard side under the tow ring between the engine and the side of the boat. I had to do it there because I had the lettering cut a bit too high, too many letters and cursive lettering. It looks fine but smaller 2 3/4" max high would be better.
Bigshot posted 06-06-2002 02:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
depends.....saw where a guy wrote the 10 commandments on a grain of rice. No kidding!
T_Bro posted 06-08-2002 06:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for T_Bro  Send Email to T_Bro     
No one with a 13' Whaler and a tape measure? Although I got some good responses, I really need accurate measurements of the space from the side of the hull to the ski eye. I have assumed that my boat name and home port will fit into a rectangle 18" by 7.5" high. Just need someone to confirm that this is correct?



West Chop, MA

RSGAULT posted 06-09-2002 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for RSGAULT  Send Email to RSGAULT     
Just measured my 1980 13' Sport. It measured 16" from the tow eye to the corner of the transom on the port side. My boat has a tape stripe on the transom that is approx. where your bottom paint stops. It measures 11" to the top of the transom so you should not have any problems with a 7.5" high rectangle.
T_Bro posted 06-10-2002 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for T_Bro  Send Email to T_Bro     
Thanks for the assistance. I will need to reduce the size on my first draft of the lettering. Only 16" between the eye and the corner of the transom? I had figured that the engine well would take slightly more than a third of the 65" beam, so I started with a guess of 18". Thanks for straightening me out!


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